Pasha Hawaii’s newest member to its container ship fleet, the LNG-powered Janet Marie, has arrived at the Port of Long Beach in California, where it will begin its maiden voyage to Honolulu, Hawaii.
The vessel, which is named after the mother of Pasha Hawaii President and CEO George Pasha, IV, and whose delivery was announced earlier this month, is the second of two new ‘Ohana Class, 774ft LNG-powered container ships built at AmFELS.
The new vessel joins Pasha Hawaii’s fleet serving the Hawaii/mainland trade lane, as well as the company’s first ‘Ohana Class vessel, MV George III, which, as previously reported, began service last August.
‘Today represents another milestone as we celebrate the second of our two ‘Ohana Class vessels,’ said Pasha, IV. ‘These ships symbolise the best of American ingenuity and ship building. My mother was a wonderful supporter of the entire Pasha enterprise, and like my father, had much aloha for our team members, colleagues and partners
‘We are extremely grateful to the Port of Long Beach for their invaluable partnership and support in bringing both George III and Janet Marie to fruition.’
Port of Long Beach CEO, Mario Cordero, added: ‘Pasha Hawaii’s newest containership represents our move toward a cleaner future for this Port, our community, and the supply chain.
‘Reducing emissions caused by port operations has been a long-time practice for us, and remains our priority until we reach a goal of deploying all zero-emission cargo-handling equipment by 2030, and zero-emission trucks by 2035.’